Grief Recovery Programs & Resources


Safety & Correct Actions
The Grief Recovery Method® Outreach Program provides correct action choices that help people move beyond the pain caused by loss.

The Outreach Program is generally offered as 6-to-8 private sessions or a 10-to-12 week group.  Both formats provide a safe environment where you can look at old beliefs about dealing with loss… review the losses that have affected your life so far… and take new actions leading to completion of the pain attached to at least one of those losses.

Commitment & Attendance
The Grief Recovery Method® Outreach Program is not designed as an occasional or drop-in bereavement group or grief counseling process.  It is a structured process proven to help individuals release the pain of grief and loss, not just talk about the pain of their losses (which often intensifies it).

It takes time to work through the Grief Recovery process in a supportive and gentle way, and to allow for emotional release and renewal to take place.  For the emotional safety and success of participants, commitment and attendance are essential ~ both for individual and group formats.


grief-recovery-handbook-bookThe Grief Recovery Handbook – The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses, including Health, Career, & Faith (released by HarperCollins in 2009) ~ This book and an accompanying format written by John W. James and Russell Friedman (founders of The Grief Recovery Institute®) are used as the texts for the Outreach Program.

This book is available at and also at

grm-freedownload-61tipsYou can also download a FREE copy of the Grief Recovery Method Guide for Loss:  61 Tips on the Experience of Grief at



The Grief Recovery Institute also publishes Moving On ~ a book designed for people experiencing grief and pain from the end of an unsuccessful romantic or business relationship ~ or a series of relationships.  It includes basic Grief Recovery Method processes plus relationship-oriented processes designed to help them short-circuit old relationship patterns and make room for love &/or more satisfying relationships from now on.

Call Barbara Schiffman at 818-415-3479 for a free phone consultation to determine if Grief Recovery Method counseling is right for you.

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What participants are saying:
“Barbara Schiffman offers a warm and nurturing environment as she guides her clients through the grieving process.  What I loved most about working with her was that each week there was a step by step plan that made sense and addressed all the different aspects of grieving.  The 12 weeks of support sessions concluded with a sense of completion, which I felt as a deep sense of relief.  Barbara’s guidance and compassion made her program a very healing experience.”
~ Susan S, Los Angeles CA

For more information, contact:
Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®
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